Phins land another key re-signing in Hopoate

The Redcliffe Dolphins have announced the re-signing of Jamil Hopoate for the 2019 season.

Hopoate won the "Lock of the Year" Award at the QRL's gala dinner this year which was a fitting accolade for the robust number 13.

In his first season with the Dolphins, Hopoate played in every game and was a major influence in the final series which culminated in the club's 2018 premiership win.

Hopoate was regularly named in QRL Media's 'Team of the Week' segment, after enjoying a breakout season.

Jamil Hopoate and Myles Taueli celebrate Grand Final win with Dolphins Chairman Bob Jones
Jamil Hopoate and Myles Taueli celebrate Grand Final win with Dolphins Chairman Bob Jones

Dolphins General Manager of Football Grant Cleal said Hopoate had produced a great season for the club in 2018.

"When you consider he moved up here to play for the Dolphins while his partner and baby daughter remained in Sydney, it was a huge leap and a big commitment by his entire family," Cleal said.

"That commitment to the team, club and his own performance was also rewarded with a full preseason with the club's affiliate the Brisbane Broncos.

"We are really happy that he has earned the opportunity to impress in town, he won't let anyone down at that level," Cleal said. 

Jamil Hopoate 2018 statistics: 

- Tries: 7
- Average Run M: 131m
- Post Contact M: 1008m
- Tackle Breaks: 79
- Offloads: 22
- Tackles: 647

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* This article was first available on Redcliffe Dolphins website.